Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 19 January 2020

Chris Brown, The Veronicas and Daya heading for RedfestDXB 2017

The trio of pop stars headline the first of the two day festival to be held at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater next February.
Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The American RnB singer will be headlining RedfestDXB 2017. Scott Roth / Invision / AP
Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The American RnB singer will be headlining RedfestDXB 2017. Scott Roth / Invision / AP

Pop stars Chris Brown and The Veronicas are some of the first acts announced as part of RedfestDXB.

The American RnB singer and the Australian pop duo will take the stage on the first of the two day festival, held at the Dubai Media City Ampitheatre on February 2-3.

Both artists will be joined by up and coming singer Daya. The 17-year-old American landed a hit last year with her single Hide Away and is set to release her debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty next month.

The announcement also marks the return of Brown to the UAE concert stage. Ever since his energetic show at Meydan Racecource in 2012, the 27 year-old has limited his appearances to club gigs with his latest being at White Dubai in April.

The Veronicas RedfestDXB appearance marks their debut performance in the region. The twins, made up of 31-year-olds Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, arrive in the UAE with a string of international hits including Hook Me Up and You Ruin Me. With a new fourth album due next year, RedfestDXB audiences could be some of the first to hear some of the new tunes live.

Since launching in 2014, RedFestDXB remains the region only out and out pop music festival and has featured big names such as Fifth Harmony, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah and Mark Ronson.

Tickets are available on Wednesday for Virgin Megastore members only, with general sales available on Thursday from ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Mega Stores

sasaeed@thenational.ae

Updated: September 27, 2016 04:00 AM

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